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Citing 2009/2010 as one of the Worst Years on Record

MT. VIEW, Calif. – July 26, 2010 – In Staffing Industry Analysts’ latest list of top staffing companies, 2009/2010 saw a decrease in the number of temporary staffing companies earning $100 million or more in revenue. The company uses $100 million or more to define large staffing firms. In 2009/2010 92 staffing companies reported revenues of $100 million or more in U.S. staffing revenues (down from 111 companies in 2008/2009). Staffing Industry Analysts found that U.S. staffing revenues were $91.8 billion in 2009, a decline of 27%, one of the worst years for staffing in the industry’s history.

The Allegis Group has held its top spot since 2006. Allegis’ U.S. revenues were $4.03 billion in 2009 compared to $5.38 billion in 2008. Adecco, the number two ranked staffing company with its acquisition of MPS in 2009, had revenues of $3.49 billion.

With the acquisition of Comsys, Manpower takes the number three spot away from Kelly Services which drops back to four. Breaking into the top ten this year was Select which jumped from the eleventh spot in 2008 to the ninth spot in 2009. The top 10 companies represent 25.4% of U.S. staffing revenues.

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Hinda Chalew, Sr. VP Marketing, Staffing Industry Analysts, 650-390-6197


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